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The 7 Most Common Horse Diseases: Their Symptoms & Treatment

Two of our neighbor’s horses contracted a common skin disease, and we also had a couple of others in the area develop colic. The prevalence of particular sickness made me want to learn more about the most common horse diseases, so I researched the topic. The most common horse diseases are strangles, equine herpesvirus, colic, …

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Why are Horses so Fragile? Delicate Legs, Sensitive Stomachs

My granddaughter’s barrel horse bowed a tendon and is going to lay up for a while. Her horse has tons of potential but can’t stay healthy, and this recent injury caused her to wonder why horses are so fragile. Horses are fragile because of the structure of their anatomy. The two most prevalent issues are …

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Can a Horse Vomit? No. Now Find Out Why They Can’t.

When I was recently feeding our horses, I remembered learning that horses can’t vomit, but I never understood why they couldn’t. So I decided to do some research to find out why horses can’t throw up. Horses can’t vomit because they have a strong lower esophageal sphincter that acts as a one-way valve, preventing food …

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How Does a Horse Get Colic? A Definition and Treatment Options

Our horse began lying down and rolling around in the stall, which is unusual for him. I suspected he was suffering from colic and made him stand up. After this incident, I decided to do some research to learn more about colic. Horses get colic for various reasons such as overeating, dehydration, and eating moldy …

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